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The Grouse

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74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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10:30 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 01:30
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Showing 51: English reviews
Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in with a few friends last weekend for something to eat and a few drinks. All I can say is that there's been an unbelievable change since the refurb!! The Grouse looks fantastic now, and thankfully, the food, staff, drinks and atmosphere match the decor! I couldn't decide what to choose from the menu, however our waiter was fully... More 

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2 Thank torb88
Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food served by helpful and pleasant staff. Great value for money very pleasant evening would 100% definitely recommend

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2 Thank happydiner2017
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us came here on Saturday night for a meal. I had previously been here at lunch time and the service was terrible so I hoped it had improved. I was wrong. We all agreed that the food was just ok. The restaurant is lovely now after the renovations but it needs a good manager to run it... More 

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Thank Beth R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a meal with my girlfriend, very cosy bar and restaurant with extremely friendly staff, food was excellent, will definitely return.

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2 Thank Andrew M
Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of 11 of us went last night Sat 7th Jan to celebrate my mums 70th birthday ! The whole experience from booking to dinning was 1st class ! Boryana the restaurant manager was more than helpful when arranging our party , she was so pleasant and nothing was a bother to her ! Our meal was 1st class... More 

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2 Thank Jacqueline M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time here. There wasn't a table available when we arrived but the lovley manager took us the bar for a short wait. There was 8 of us and were treated wonderfully. Brilliant, friendly service and such tasty food. I recommend the fish or lasagne!

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2 Thank _sgraves597
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Grouse just week after Christmas.Had read reviews about bad service but went anyway.I must say the service we had was acceptable.The menu on the other hand could be better very average run of the mill pub grub which was done well and we enjoyed it but would have liked something a bit exciting.The grouse years ago did lovely... More 

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Thank Arnold C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given that they had just refurbished, I was interested to see what this restaurant had to offer during the festive season. I had phone prior to arrival to let me know that the number on the reservation had changed from 6 to 3. Upon arrival, we were shown to our seat. The surroundings are lovely with a great atmosphere !The... More 

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5 Thank Patricia G
Perth, Australia
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going to the Grouse over the years and today's lunch was not an enjoyable experience. The surroundings are lovely, no doubt about that. The service and food on the other hand....well let's just say, it didn't match the decor. We had to ask to order food and when despite two broth being ordered, one vegetarian, they were delivered to... More 

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4 Thank OzzieSandra
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother, sister-in-law and sister took me to The Grouse for my birthday celebration. My first impressions were quite good: the restaurant has been recently refurbished and I was quite impressed. As we were being seated the Manager(?) seemed in a hurry to get a menu in our hands. She had a glum expression and was quite assertive, almost rude.... More 

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2 Thank Sean R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Cuisine
Irish, European, Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 01:30
Saturday
10:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
Description
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?